A Local’s Guide to Cape Town

A Local’s Guide to Cape Town
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Known as the Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town is recovering from the effects of the pandemic and is now open to visitors. Part of this warm welcome is the opening of Cape Town hotels, new restaurants, and more tourist attractions to allow every visitor to enjoy a memorable stay. Whether it is your first time visiting or rediscovering the city, here is a guide to help you make the most of your time here.

Must-see places

  • V&A Waterfront- Within easy reach of Cape Town Stadium is the heart of the city’s working harbour, V&A Waterfront. Here, visitors can enjoy unforgettable experiences in its entertainment and shopping venues. Be sure to try one or more of the restaurants that feature different types of international food.
  • Boulders Beach and Cape Point - No visit to Cape Town is complete without visiting the tip of the Peninsula, where you will discover Cape Point at Table Mountain National Park. The Park itself is 220 km squared, with breathtaking high cliffs representing some of the highest spots in the world. Plus, it’s where the cold West Coast Benguela current and the warm East Coast Agulhus current merge.
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - Right on the V&A Waterfront is the family-friendly Two Oceans Aquarium which features interactive experiences, various marine life display tanks, and a touch pool. One of its top attractions is the predator tank, I&J Predator Exhibit, which features 2.2 million litres of seawater with a dramatic flair.
  • Bo-Kaap - Formerly called the Malay Quarter, Bo-Kaap sits under the Signal Hill’s slopes and boasts a unique culture and fascinating history. Take a walk through the colourful and bright neighbourhood for an intimate look at the rich Cape Malay culture. Nielsen Tours also offers a walking tour three times a day from Green Market Square.
  • South African National Gallery - The city centre is home to the Company’s Gardens, where you will find the South African National Gallery, which features local paintings, sculptures, and other works of art. While in the area, drop by Strand Street to see the Gold of Africa Museum and discover a massive collection of gold artefacts. You could also try your hand at a working studio or visit the gold boutique.

Where to stay?

Looking for the best Cape Town hotels? Stay at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa for a luxurious and memorable experience. Situated at the base of Table Mountain, Cloud 9 is one of the best Cape Town hotels. It combines five historic Edwardian Heritage buildings into an elegant 55-room boutique hotel with a spa and restaurant. The friendly staff can recommend places to visit and things to do to make the most of your stay.


About the author

Cloud9 Boutique Hotel & Spa is a luxurious retreat nestled in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. This unique boutique hotel offers an exceptional experience with its stunning design, personalized service, and many amenities. Each room and suite are elegantly furnished, providing a tranquil haven for guests. The hotel boasts a rooftop bar and restaurant, offering breathtaking views of the city and delectable culinary delights. Indulge in a pampering spa treatment or relax by the rooftop pool, enjoying the serenity of the surroundings. With its prime location, guests have easy access to popular tourist attractions, shopping districts, and vibrant nightlife.

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